Benjamin Netanyahu’s nightmare comes true as Putin crushes his plans

During a recent meeting in Sochi, Netanyahu reportedly appeared emotional as he told Putin about how Iran’s forces were closing in on Israel’s borders

White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

White House putting pressure on intelligence officials to produce “evidence” to give the U.S. grounds to back out of the accord

As Tensions Between U.S. And Iran Spike, Haley Demands IAEA Inspections Of Iran’s Military Sites

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley has demanded that the International Atomic Energy Agency be allowed to inspect Iran’s military sites

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In the Persian Gulf, Iran’s drones pose rising threat to US

Iranian drones fly over the U.S. carrier strike group almost daily. Includes video

‘Strong indications’ Trump won’t recertify Iranian compliance with nuclear deal

Signs the Trump administration is preparing a case to decertify Iran’s compliance with the international nuclear deal

Development of Iran's Advanced Missile System in Final Stages: Defense Minister

Development of Iran’s Advanced Missile System in Final Stages: Defense Minister

In 6 to 12 months the Bavar 373 will begin mass production. You can then rule out any US-led air campaign against Iran

Drones Controlled from Iran Strike Daesh Militants in Syria

Drones Controlled from Iran Strike Daesh Militants in Syria

More evidence of Iran’s growing military sophistication. Watch as Iranian-based pilots fly Shahed-129 drones to strike Daesh (Islamic State) militants in eastern Syria

Thousands of Iranian-backed fighters are battling their way through the Middle East in a bid to secure a corridor from Tehran through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean. If secured, the route would be the biggest prize yet for Iran in its involvement in Syria's six-year-old civil war and would provide unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon for the first time. Click to enlarge

Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

Iran in the process of establishing a direct physical link with allies in Syria and Lebanon, which will enable it to deploy its forces directly on Israel’s borders

Iran Says Can Produce Highly Enriched Uranium in Days if U.S. Quits Deal

Iran warned last week that it could abandon the nuclear agreement “within hours” if the U.S. imposes any more new sanctions.

Report: Satellite Images Reveal Iran Building Missile Factory in Syria

Report: Satellite Images Reveal Iran Building Missile Factory in Syria

Earlier this week an Israeli TV Channel showed satellite photos it claimed were of an Iranian built missile factory in northwest Syria

Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if US imposes new sanctions: Rouhani

Of course this is exactly what Washington’s warmongers want

Iran to boost spending on missiles and Revolutionary Guards, citing ‘hostile’ U.S. sanctions

In response to new sanctions, Iran to increase spending on missile development and foreign operations of the IRGC. Includes video

A scene from “Dr. Strangelove,” in which the bomber pilot (played by actor Slim Pickens) rides a nuclear bomb to its target in the Soviet Union. Click to enlarge

Neocons Leverage Trump-Hate for More Wars

The drive for new sanctions against Russia and Iran – with virtually unanimous support in Congress – shows the warmongering neocons have not gone away

McMaster solidifies power at NSC — and supports Iran deal, sees Israel as occupier

Philip Weiss observes a powerful faction in the current administration with a far more realistic grasp of foreign policy than the president

Europe and USA on a collision course over Iran nuclear deal

In six consecutive reports, the International Atomic Energy Agency has certified that Iran is upholding its end of the deal. Now it seems Trump wants to derail it

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Trump ‘politicizing intelligence’ to quit Iran nuclear deal: Ex-CIA official

U.S. Intelligence reports on Iran’s nuclear program are now being tailored to fit Donald Trump’s political objectives, claims a former CIA deputy director

When U.S. Sanctions Backfire: Russia And Iran Partner Up In $2.5B Deal

The imposers of sanctions essentially take themselves right out of the game and leave everything on the table for their rivals. Russia knows this. Putin probably owes the U.S. congress a thank you

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Reuters Suggests But Can Not Find “Iran’s new route to Yemen”

The fake-news item from Reuters claims that Iran is supplying arms to Yemen. It comes with a map headlined “Iran’s new route to Yemen” that shows no route at all.

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Iran says US Navy fires warning shots near its vessels

In the latest close encounter in the gulf, Iran says the USS Nimitz fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

West hardens tone on Iran

Because the Trump administration is looking for grounds to declare the 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran null and void